Halls of Montezuma
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In Halls of Montezuma, Richard Widmark stars as Lt. Carl Anderson, a former schoolteacher who serves as a no-nonsense Marine officer during WW II. Anderson leads his patrol to a Japanese-controlled island, where the enemy has set up an experimental rocket base. The patrol's mission is to capture prisoners for interrogation, which proves a near-insurmountable task given the fact that the Americans are heavily outnumbered. Among the grime-covered Marines are Walter (Jack) Palance, Robert Wagner, Karl Malden, Richard Boone, Skip Homeier and Neville Brand. Jack Webb is a chain-smoking war… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"How can flag waving, the Marines, and Richard Widmark go wrong?"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"The film doesn't pretend to be more than a routine WW11 war film reflecting the political mood of when it was made."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Although the movie grinds down to a snail's pace on occasion, there's more than enough patriotic gunplay for a WWII buff to get behind."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"I thought of maverick Samuel Fuller and his no-nonsense 'tabloid' approach to cinema."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
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